Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott isn’t just any NFL rookie. As the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, he faces pressures most of us will never know.
And even in the midst of whispers about his effectiveness, Prescott continues to amaze fans and crush doubters with his performance on the field.
In the days following reports about outspoken Cowboys owner Jerry Jones contemplating a return to former starting QB Tony Romo after Prescott turned in a dud performance against the New York Giants, Prescott turned in one of the NFL’s best performances during a 26-20 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday night.
Prescott completed 32 of his 36 pass attempts during the victory over the Buccaneers. The 88.9 completion percentage ranks as the No. 2 single-game performance in NFL history with at least 30 attempts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Dak Prescott was 32-36 (88.9%). That's the 2nd-highest completion % in a game in NFL history, min 30 attempts. (via Elias) pic.twitter.com/Q2QiSauIaX
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Prescott is now an impressive 12-2 as a rookie starter for the Cowboys, who already have clinched a playoff spot in the NFC. Prescott’s performance on Sunday night should be enough to silence the Tony Romo supporters for a short while, though there’s nothing indicating they’ll relent the next time that the Cowboys lose a game with Prescott at the helm.
Prescott, who set a Cowboys record for rushing touchdowns in a season during the win, has 3,418 passing yards on the season and 20 passing touchdowns compared to just 4 interceptions.